P6B have been exploring colour (see here) and today we looked at the changing colour of the leaves in autumn. We discussed why this happens, then looked at some art by Andy Goldsworthy. He uses who uses leaf colours to create amazing patterns and art, as well as other natural materials. We had a go at exploring colour in the leaves around the school:
P6B have been learning about pop art and Andy Warhol and took inspiration from some of his portraits. They used the design on the cover of their class novel – Wonder – and created versions that looked like them. Then they copied them four times and painted them in the style of Andy Warhol.
P7A have been exploring colour mixing and making shades and hues using watercolours. We used these skills to design and create their versions of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s rose. The roses were different saheds of the same colour and the rest of the design used colour mixing skills to create interesting, vibrant colours.
P7A have finished their tartan designs and have made them into kilts!
P7A have been looking at tartan – finding out what it’s made of, what it signifies and what makes it different from other patterns. We have looked at examples of tartans and today we started designing our own. We are using a range of techniques to produce our patterns – drawing, printing and rolling.